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An Open House Day

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed going to open houses.  For me, it is an opportunity to see many home designs and get a feel for the good and the bad as it comes to houses.  Each and every one of them brings some good and bad things to the table, …

One Last Window to Replace

Over the course of the last couple of years, my parents have been working on replacing their old windows with new ones.  They live in a part of the country known for cold winters, and they have seen some real reductions in their heating bills since they started putting in replacement Milgard Triple Glass Windows …

Learning About Flipping Homes

For years I have considered dabbling in real estate investing.  As many of you know, I do have some rental properties, but I had always dreamed of taking my real estate business to the big leagues.  This would mean changing my thinking as it comes to these properties as investment vehicles, and I have been …

Lost a Window on the House

Sunday morning started out like every other day.  It was quiet and I was sitting out on the deck enjoying a cup of coffee early in the morning.  I was thinking about the work I was going to do throughout the day when all of a sudden I heard the sound of breaking glass. I …

Looking at Houses in Los Angeles

Driving through neighborhoods in every city I visit has been something that I have done for fun for many years now.  I love looking at the different styles of homes, the landscaping of yards and even the choice of windows.  I figure it is a good way to get some good ideas for building my …

Fixing a Broken Window

During the last week, I spent some time with my brother over in Los Angeles.  We get together a couple of times per year, and we usually have a good time.  Ever since we were kids, one of the things that we have done is toss a football back and forth while visiting. It has …

Looked at New Windows this Weekend

It is hard to believe that the weekend is over already – I managed to get a lot accomplished.  From putting the first coat of stain on my deck to getting my backyard shed organized, I was really able to get a lot done.  In fact, I would have to say that this weekend was …

Heading to Montros Midweek

I should be in bed. I’m working late to get my itinerary for the week completed.  I am known for procrastination, and today is no different.  I had the whole weekend to get everything lined up, but I decided to live my life and push back my work responsibilities.  I suppose that is the problem …

Shopping for Windows for my Vacation Home

One of the biggest challenges of owning two homes is that there is twice the work to be done on both of them.  This can get quite costly if you don’t do a work on a regular basis, so I make sure to get some of my renovations done every quarter of the year.  This …

Helping my Grandmother This Weekend

My grandmother is one of my favorite people in the world and I am lucky to have her.  All of my other grandparents have passed away, so I only have the one left and I count my blessings each and every day that she is in my life.  We have quite the history together, and …